The Spectacular Spider-Men #1

Writer: Greg Weisman Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The stars of two of Marvel's biggest series come together in their first ongoing series ever! That's right, Peter Parker and Miles Morales are going to team up on the regular, comparing notes and using said notes to take on some of their most dangerous bad guys. This duo is better than dynamic, amazing, sensational, superior...they're SPECTACULAR! And with GREG WEISMAN, writer of the fan-favorite animated Spectacular Spider-Man series, returning to Spidey along with Spider-Legend HUMBERTO RAMOS, you know it's going to be epic.

Rated T

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 7, 2024

    It's no surprise that Spectacular Spider-Men is good. It would be more surprising if it were not. Fans of Greg Weisman's writing and Humberto Ramos' art will be among those least shocked by the quality of this book. The rest of us will simply enjoy seeing Miles and Peter teaming up again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Mar 6, 2024

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 honors webslinger history as Peter Parker and Miles Morales explore the age gap, find common ground, discover acquaintances old and new, and uncover the Jackals legacy at Empire State University. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Mar 6, 2024

    With what I've read so far in the premiere issue, Wiesmann and Ramos might have the premiere Spider-Man comic when it comes to the main Marvel universe on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 6, 2024

    Ramos art is beautifully immersive and captures both the character moments and the visually thrilling action perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Initiative - Michael Rothman Mar 6, 2024

    Not too much to say, just a fun, easy read for all comic fans, especially those who love Peter and Miles together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 11, 2024

    Weisman plays with the difficult task of battle-to-banter equilibrium, and gets it mostly right, while Ramos keeps up with the fast pace of the script and dialogue. Well worth your five bucks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 6, 2024

    Spectacular Spider-Men #1 understands its crucial components. This is the first issue that is fuelled by fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Mar 7, 2024

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a fluffy and warm blanket that fills a vacancy in the current landscape of Spider-Man by simply trying to do nothing more than tell a grounded Spider-Man set in the 616 without any need for forced melodrama or shock-tactic writing. In many ways, it feels like Marvel has an answer to DC's World's Finest, the future of this title shining bright as one that can offer both comforting and challenging Spider-Man stories for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 6, 2024

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 (mostly) accomplishes what it sets out to do by pairing Peter Parker and Miles Morales together as civilian friends and costumed superheroes. The character work is outstanding, and Ramos's artwork is spot-on, but the pacing takes a severe hit with unrelated scenes and ping-pong shifts between “Then” and “Now.” Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 6, 2024

    The Spectacular Spider-Men #1 is a solid start to the Peter Parker and Miles Morales-led series. Greg Weisman and Humberto Ramos capture the chemistry of the Spider-Men well. The one-shot style storytelling helped establish the foundation of this series. It was certainly a fun Spider-Man comic book, which is all we can ask for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 6, 2024

    If you dig art that highlights the speed and agility of Spider-Men, you'll love Spectacular Spider-Men. Weisman is laying some interesting groundwork with supporting characters on top of the fabulous art, but don't be surprised if you're unsure where this is all going. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Mar 8, 2024

    It's a great Spider-Man story, but the Peter Parker and Miles Morales bits feel confusing, disjointed, and in need of a rewrite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Von Esper Mar 6, 2024

    Great start. I was apprehensive about this title since the writing and status quo in Amazing Spider-Man is so bad. Luckily Weisman actually seems to get the character of Spider-Man. The friendship between Peter and Miles is also done well. We even get to see forgotten supporting characters like Sha Shan and Kenny Kong!

    If you're looking for a main universe Spider-Man title to follow, then this is it.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Mar 6, 2024

    Basically, read this series over Zeb Wells Amazing Spider-Man. Peter Parker is actually likable, and its nice having the creator of Spectacular spider-man write this series. If you're a spidey fan, I highly reccomend this series as well as Dan Slott's Superior Spider-Man and Hickman's Ultimate Spider-man.

  • 7.5
    retcon_D Mar 13, 2024

    Albeit a little confusing with the constant switching between the "Then" and the "Now" and the unrelated characters who randomly have short scenes (i.e. the opera singer and the couple in Venice), I had fun with this.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Mar 7, 2024

    This was a fun issue as a whole, but I do think the execution could have been a lot better. The banter between Peter and Miles is entertaining, but I also think it can become a little much at times. Though, I do like it overall. The biggest factor that drags down my score a bit is the constant shift between "then" and "now." The stories in both times were good, but I felt like the story kept unnecessarily jumping around. Hopefully Weisman can improve upon that within the next few issues. As for Ramos, I think he did a really solid job here. All things considered, I believe there's a lot of potential for this series to get better and I hope it does.

  • 7.5
    derbycomics Mar 7, 2024

    While the banter between the Peter & Miles is undeniably fun, this debut suffers from a lackluster plot and a very questionable narrative justification for why this series even exists.

    Greg Wesiman wrote some really fun dialogue between these two heroes. Their witty exchanges and friendly jabs provide a lighthearted tone and had me giggling most of the way, save for the slightly cringe talk of picking up girls in a college coffee shop. However, the story itself felt uninspired. The two decide to just “hang-out” once a week to chat? Ummm, ok. Can that reasoning really sustain an ongoing series?

    The issue’s conflict unfolds predictably, offering little in the way of surprises or tension. @ramosland’s art is unden more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Mar 13, 2024

    I'm not usually the biggest Ramos fan, but the art was pretty energetic. I did think it was fun overall, but the banter was a little much in parts.

  • 6.5
    AmericanHealthcare Mar 12, 2024

    There's a good idea here and this premise can be great, but it sinks or swims on the quality of the banter, and this issue was more misses than hits. Peter's supposed to be a dweeb, but I don't think we're supposed to cringe every time he opens his mouth. The narrative jumps mainly felt choppy instead of enhancing the story or contributing to comedic timing. I want to like this book, so I hope it finds its feet.

  • 6.0
    thecimmerian Mar 7, 2024

    One of the big problems with a Spider-man book is getting the humor correct and here it feels very dilettantish IMO. The meanwhile scenes are random and I suppose we'll get an explanation of their relevance later but perhaps we wont and I attribute that to the locution of Weisman's storytelling and it's worrying to me. The friendship and banter between Peter and Miles looks fine on paper but for some unknown reason just seemed surface level to me and I never really bought into it enough to get into the comic. A title like Spider-men makes me want to see their bond be, I don't know....MORE I guess? I really can't tell you why this didn't hit for me but it didn't and it makes me sad cause I really wanted to add a great spidey team up bo more

  • 10
    RJ Mar 21, 2024

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  • 10
    Mkhan Mar 6, 2024

  • 10
    JD Mar 6, 2024

  • 9.0
    ÜberGinger Mar 11, 2024

  • 9.0
    Texas VII Mar 7, 2024

  • 8.5
    wesshamu Mar 17, 2024

  • 7.5
    KiryuMajima28t Mar 12, 2024

  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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